HLA-DRB1, -DQA1, and -DQB1 subtypes or ACE gene polymorphisms do not seem to be risk markers for severe retinopathy in younger Type 1 diabetic patients.

@article{Agardh2004HLADRB1A,
  title={HLA-DRB1, -DQA1, and -DQB1 subtypes or ACE gene polymorphisms do not seem to be risk markers for severe retinopathy in younger Type 1 diabetic patients.},
  author={Elisabet Agardh and Lakshmi K. Gaur and {\AA}ke Lernmark and C. -D. Agardh},
  journal={Journal of diabetes and its complications},
  year={2004},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={32-6}
}
The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that HLA-DRB1, -DQA1, and -DQB1 subgroups or angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) gene polymorphisms are associated with severe retinopathy in younger Type 1 diabetic patients. Twenty-four Type 1 diabetic patients who had received panretinal photocoagulation for severe nonproliferative or proliferative diabetic retinopathy were compared with 24 Type 1 diabetic patients (participating in a photographic screening program with regular fundus… CONTINUE READING